Maui Blog - Georgie Hunter R(S): Spring flowers on Maui - ti leaf blossoms

Spring flowers on Maui - ti leaf blossoms

Spring flowers on Maui - Yes we do have seasons in Hawaii, and you notice different trees and flowers that bloom at different times of the year.  You may not have heard of ti (pronounced tea) leaves, but they are common and almost every yard will have them.  The leaves grow all year and have many uses in the home and kitchen.  Wrap food in them for cooking, or serve food on them as makeshift paper plates. 

 flowering ti plant in Haiku Maui

A flowering ti plant in Haiku Maui

Hawaiians considered them good luck and would plant them in every corner of the yard.  You can't really have too many, and they come in a wide variety of colors and shapes.  The common green ti is everywhere and mostly seen at luaus decorating the tables or stage.  Bright red ones are beautiful, as are the variegated ones.

sunshine filled ti leaves, Maui

In the spring they all blossom with a spray of tiny fragrant flowers.  Bees buzz around and gather nectar and pollen.  It's a great reminder that summer weather is coming.

red ti leaves, Maui

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Comment balloon 11 commentsGeorgie Hunter R(S) 58089 • March 17 2017 03:52AM



Thank you for sharing. I miss my Maui.

I grew up part time in Wailea and Kihei, even got married there, but now it's been 5 years since I set foot there. I loved the Plumerias and Anthuriums there.

Posted by Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor, ePRO, CRS, RCS-D, & Host of Postcards From Success Podcast (Big Block Realty 858.232.8722) almost 2 years ago


Great pictures of some great flowers.

Have a good weekend.

Posted by Shahar Hillel, Mortgage Consultant, Loan Officer. (Augusta Financial Inc.) almost 2 years ago

I am sure your senses are rewarded daily with the diverse colors and aromatic smells of the Tropics. Nice presentation!

Posted by Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI, Presence, Persistence & Perseverance (Realty National) almost 2 years ago

Georgie, had never heard of ti leaves, but they are beautiful, and your flower photos are so stunning.

Posted by Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time (House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373) almost 2 years ago

Thank you very much for sharing your photographs.

Happy St. Patrick's Day!


Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) almost 2 years ago

How beautiful! We are hip deep in snow right now...your pics are so refreshing!


Posted by Sharon Tara, New Hampshire Home Stager (Sharon Tara Transformations) almost 2 years ago

Beautiful! A sight for sore NJ-is-full-of-snow eyes!

Posted by Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl, The Last Names You'll Ever Need in Real Estate (Samsel & Associates) almost 2 years ago

Oh, how lovely!!! I would love to have a garden filled with Hawaiian flowers and Ti Leaves! It sounds so perfect!!! I can tell by your posts you and anyone who lives there is richly rewarded by Mother Nature! 

Thanks, Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089 - You always have terrific posts and I enjoy reading all of them! 

Posted by Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP, Selling Homes Changing Lives (DFW FINE PROPERTIES) almost 2 years ago

Beautiful pictures, Georgie:) 

Here is some CA flowers for your collection: 

Flowers by Innassa

Posted by Inna Ivchenko, Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA (Barcode Properties) almost 2 years ago

Good Morning Georgie - the ti plant sounds very interesting and the leaves literally save paper plates!

Posted by Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes (Performance Development Strategies) almost 2 years ago

Thank you very much for your comments on my blogs.

Have an outstanding week.

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) almost 2 years ago

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